White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities

Rapid urbanisation is one of today’s biggest global challenges. Nordic Sustainable Cities is a flagship project under the Nordic Prime Ministers’ initiative Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges that seeks to shed light on this challenge from a Nordic perspective.

The White Paper on Nordic Sustainable Cities develops a narrative to describe the “Nordic Sustainable City”. It forms a basis for the knowledge sharing effort that will be carried out by Nordic Innovation, Nordregio’s sister institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2018. This work aims to export Nordic stories as a means of branding the Nordic Region and contributing to global efforts towards urban sustainability.

Nordregio is currently looking for examples that will help us illustrate the story of the Nordic Sustainable City from a practical perspective. Do you know of an initiative that contributes to sustainability in your Nordic city? Something that makes it greener, smarter, more inclusive? That promotes mobility, resilience, health? A great example of Nordic design or of the circular economy? We are interested in all types of examples, from cities of all shapes and sizes! Those selected by the jury will be showcased in a publication developed by Nordregio and Nordic Innovation, in partnership with the Danish Architecture Centre.


What is the Nordic take on solutions for sustainable cities? by Luciane Aguir Borges

Read more about the Prime Ministers’ Initiative on norden.org

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Sharing a Sustainable Urban Future: A Nordic Cities Perspective

Every minute, 120 people arrive in cities around the world. Whether it is through movement or birth, this population increase, coupled with a lion’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions and economic production, puts city regions squarely at the centre of climate change action.

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